Handheld Retail Devices
The next category -- Handhelds for Retail and Specialty Markets -- moves us from the very big to the very small. With this year's winner, Motorola has come up with a brand-new category of mobile device. Evoking images of Star Trek's Captain Picard using his communication badge, Motorola's SB1 smart badge displays not only a worker's name and photo, but also has a push-to-talk function for hailing colleagues, can scan bar codes, perform price checks, get inventory info and even ring up sales. Accepting for Motorola was Product Manager Joe Licari.